Have you ever given up on learning a new language because it was too hard and you felt overwhelmed? That’s a common feeling for most of us. Nevertheless, there are some tips and tricks that you can use that will make the process easier and quicker:
1. Watch movies in their original version and focus on the subtitles.📝🎥
From my personal experience, this is one of the best ways to have fun while learning languages. Not only are you watching a show, but reading the subtitles and listening to the pronunciation will help you more than you think, especially if you take notes (about new vocabulary, grammar, etc) while watching the show.
Use language learning apps.📱
Nowadays there are many free apps that you can easily download and use on your phone. Duolingo and Babble are two popular options that will allow you to learn on the go, from anywhere you want and in an interactive way.
Talk to locals.🗣
Even though it can be embarrassing if you don’t trust your abilities, talking to local people is the best way to fully immerse yourself in the culture and learn. If you can’t afford to travel to that country, Hull university has more than 1,300 international students from over 100 different countries, and some of them are happy to have a mutually beneficial conversation with you! Hull university offers plenty of resources for you to practice with someone else.
What about you? Are there any techniques that have helped you? Share them down below!